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String! – a New Musical for Hailsham
September 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£10
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String! is a brand new, specially-commissioned musical set in Hailsham and the surrounding area and probably the most ambitious project the festival has undertaken in its 15 year history.
This Showcase Concert of songs from the show with a dozen solo singers, promises to be one of the highlights of our 2021 Festival. The narrator will be the distinguished writer and broadcaster, Roger McGough. Described as ‘the patron saint of poetry’ by Carol Ann Duffy, we are delighted and privileged that Roger has agreed to join us for this event.
The creative team includes Brighton-based writer and lyricist, Stephen Plaice, one of Britain’s leading librettists and writers for Music Theatre. The music is by Tony Biggin, a popular and successful composer who lives in Hailsham.
The musical was to have been staged in 2020 but because of Covid-19 the theatrical production has been postponed until 2022.